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Need for Speed: Shift- PSP

Need for Speed: Shift- PSP
alaScore 88

34 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Need for Speed: Shift- PSP. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) the Need for Speed: Shift- PSP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jay Acevedo (AnodaJay) (

Need For Speed SHIFT


I was perplexed at what EA Bright Light could do in a portable version of Need For Speed Shift. After the highly critical success of the console version, expectations for the PSP version were not incredibly high but not lower either. I mean, I know...

A Career Mode ; Solid controls ; Local and Online play supported ; Game soundtrack is varied, custom soundtrack also supported ; Possibility to customize your car appearance

Drifting challenges are difficult to get through ; Cars do not represent their attributes ; Race tracks lack variety (only 15)

Although the game carries the name SHIFT, don’t expect a faithful simulation replica of the console version. I would have loved to see this game being renamed just like the upcoming Wii version (known as NFS Nitro) just to show people that it’s...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Roper (

Need for Speed: Shift


Restrictions galore.

Need for Speed Shift on the PSP could have been a fun title as the controls are pretty responsive and powersliding around corners is fun. It also runs really well, which is always a plus. However, the bottlenecked career mode is way too restrictive,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Gwynne Dixon (

Need For Speed Shift Review


Need For Speed returns to its roots in EA and Slightly Mad Studios' collaborative racing sim...

Slightly Mad Studios has neither sold out to EA's branding nor alienated a broader market of gamers with Need For Speed Shift. It's both a genre leading racing sim and a mass market EA game at the same time, which is a particularly difficult balancing...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Christopher Brown (

Need for Speed: Shift


Need for Speed: Shift represents both a literal and figurative changing of gears for EA's popular acing series, as primary development duties have been transferred from EA Black Box to Slightly Mad Studios, and the gameplay moves from arcade-style action

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Need for Speed: Shift


I feel the need, the need to shift!Man EA's been on a bit of a roll these past few months. Cranking out some rather tasty games in their repeat franchises as well as lining up some interesting

Consumer review (



The graphics are terrible, so are the cars and the tracks, the only good thing is the soundtrack.

May, 2010

Consumer review (

fun for a bit!


This was a playable game and a good conversion to the psp format. the graphics are clean and gameplay is very smooth all of which makes it an enjoyable pick up and play type game. but the let down comes from the lack of different tracks it all gets to...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (

Not Bad


NFS Shift is yet just another game in the need for speed series. Its not the greatest yet its not the worst. It is strictly racing and different race events: Drift, Checkpoint, timeattack, endurance,sprint etc. There is no pursuit or free roam as in...

Jul, 2010